So many people think getting high kicks is just about stretching a lot, but not many realize that to be able to have high kicks you need a lot of strength and balance! Here’s 3 specific drills and stretches to help you achieve higher kicks!
**Please make sure you do a proper warmup & stretch before attempting any of the drills to help avoid injuries!**
1. Drill: Roundhouse + 5 Up-Downs
2. Drill: Sidekick + 5 Side Pulses
3. Drill: The Kick Alphabet
Pro Tip: To make it more fun, find a partner and write out your name or a sentence and have your partner try and guess what you wrote!
4. Stretch: Frog Stretch
4. Stretch: Half-Frog Stretch
For this last stretch, you’re going to do the same thing as a frog stretch, but this time you’re going to extend one leg out like the middle splits. Hold your body up or lean it down- wherever you feel the stretch the best. Hold for 30 seconds each side!